Obsessed: A Memoir of My Life with Ocd


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$12.99  $11.95
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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5.4 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Allison Britz graduated with her BA and MA from Wake Forest University. When not spending all of her money on books, she enjoys cooking, three-day weekends, arguing with her OCD, and extensive Netflix binges. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and their dog. Obsessed is her first book.


"Depicted with affecting honesty (and including quite a lot of dialogue), Allison's journey is at once gripping and agonizing... Readers willing to share Allison's evident pain and humiliation may gain insight into a troubling disorder, but it's the joy of her slow recovery that they'll savor."--Kirkus Reviews
"Readers will empathize with Britz, experiencing from her perspective the potential effects of OCD and cheering her along as she steadily improves. An ending note provides encouragement from the author along with a list of resources. VERDICT An important voice in the discussion of OCD."--School Library Journal
"Although nonfiction, the memoir reads like a novel and keeps readers wanting to know more about the complexities of OCD. A hopeful ending chronicles her diagnosis and early treatment."--Booklist Online
"Britz's energetic present-tense narration makes her memoir read like a novel; she brings an immediacy to the intensity of her experiences that invites equal parts sympathy and horror... The ultimate trajectory of her ordeal presents a full picture of the impossibility of her life should her disorder go unchecked as well as the hard, satisfying work of recovery."--BCCB